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[NL2-NL10] pot control or value?

    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K, K.
      Hero raises to $0.20, 2 folds, CO calls $0.20, BU calls $0.20, SB folds, BB calls $0.15.

      Flop: ($0.82) 6, 3, 9 (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.55, CO calls $0.55, BU folds, BB folds.

      Turn: ($1.92) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, CO calls $1.30.

      River: ($4.52) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.42(All-In), CO calls $3.42.

      Final Pot: $11.36.

      Results follow:

      CO shows a full-house, threes full of sixs(3c 3h).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and sixs(Kd Ks).

      CO wins with a full-house, threes full of sixs(3c 3h).

      player is known to be loose and does not fold to cbet. i decided to bet for value and AI him even if he re-raises me. however i could also opt for pot control. what should i do?
  • 2 replies
    • letmewinplz8
      Joined: 15.05.2010 Posts: 439
      Id play it the same - but I'm bet/folding flop and turn against him.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      It's fine. If you start checking you won't be able to check/fold anyway and you have no indication that he'll bluff into you either, so you'll just end up getting stacked by better hands anyway while letting him check back worse hands.

      I don't really think I'm bet/folding that turn without further reads about him being passive, this turn card makes up a bunch of combo hands for him to go nuts with if he's ever capable of raising with "a lot of outs" and we don't know that he'd never raise there with something like TT-QQ either, so when in doubt most likely I won't give up on this one.

      Hope it helps.